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Wyoming Ultrasound Bill (HB 182)

This law was last updated on Jul 11, 2017


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Wyoming

Number

HB 182

Status

Current

Proposed

Jan 19, 2017

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 12
Co-sponsors: 4
Total Sponsors: 16

Topics

Forced Ultrasound

Full Bill Text

legiscan.com

HB 182 would require a physician to inform a pregnant patient at least 24 hours prior to the abortion that they have a right to view an active ultrasound and hear the fetal heartbeat, except in case of a medical emergency. The quality of the ultrasound image and the heart auscultation would have to be consistent with standard medical practice in the community.

This bill does not mandate an ultrasound.

If any disclosures are required, the patient must sign a statement that they were provided the requisite information and the signed statement would be stored in the patient’s medical file.

If passed, the law would take effect on July 1, 2017.

Related Legislation

Similar to HB 156, which failed to pass in 2015.

STATUS

Passed the house on February 3, 2017 by a 41-17 vote.

Passed the senate on February 27, 2017 by a 20-10 vote.

Signed by Gov. Matt Mead (R) on March 10,, 2017.


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